Squaxin Island TribeSquaxin Island Tribe
is a Native American
tribe in western Washington
state in the United States
. The Squaxin Island tribe is made up of several subtribes: the Noo-Seh-Chatl, Steh Chass, Squi-Aitl, Sawamish/T'Peeksin, Sa-Heh-Wa-Mish, Squawksin, and S'Hotle-Ma-Mish. The tribe lives along several inlets of southern Puget Sound
The Squaxin Island Tribe language belongs to the Salishan family of Native American languages. The tribe moved onto their reservation in modern-day Mason County, Washington in 1855. The Squaxin Island Tribe was one of the first Native American tribes in the U.S. to enter into the Self Governance Demonstration Project with the federal government.